|Biographical detail : ||King of Albania, son of a Muslim chief.
Zog served as commander of the Albanian armed forces (1920), became premier (1922), then president (1925) and finally was proclaimed king in 1928.
Modest reforms, peace and economic progress marked his reign. But Mussolini Invaded Albania in 1939 and declared Albania a protectorate.
Zog went into exile in Egypt and later on to US and France. The establishment of the Communist regime shattered his hope of returning back to Albania.